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Mathematics Education Trust Celebration (2014)

On Friday, April 11, 2014, the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics hosted the Jazz Up! Celebration. This event was held in Grand Ballroom C of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

We had much to celebrate—the 2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awardees, Miriam A. Leiva  and Christian R. Hirsch; all the past Lifetime Achievement awardees for their distinguished services to mathematics education; and the generosity of all MET donors, especially honorees who have named MET funds and whose gifts to MET continue to provide leadership development.

The celebration featured a silent auction made up solely of gift cards and certificates, from publishers and vendors, for educational products and materials, photos and memories of current and past MET grant and honor awardees, and attendees enjoyed the sweet New Orleans-style comforts of beignets and coffee, conversation, and live Jazz music. 

The event grossed approximately $10,200 and all proceeds will support MET’s ongoing awards and grants.

NCTM thanks attendees, volunteers, Silent Auction item donors, cookbook recipe contributors, and the event sponsor, Forrest T. Jones & Company, for their generous support. On behalf of everyone whom your generosity has touched, thank you! Without you, MET would not be able to award much needed funds to mathematics teachers, prospective teacher, and other mathematics educators.

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 MET_Awardees  A few MET awardees present at the New Orleans Annual Meeting & Exposition. 

(Front row, L to R) Fern Tribbey (Trustee, MET Board), Mari Muri (Chair, MET Board), and Carol A. Edwards (Trustee, MET Board).

(Back row, L to R) Johnny W. Lott (Trustee, MET Board); Connie Malueg, Marion Elementary School, Marion, Wisconsin; Michelle Butturini, Reedsville Elementary/Middle School, Reedsville, Wisconsin; Katlyn Van Reenen, attending North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; Whitney Saucier, attending Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Christophe Huestis, Agawam High School, Agawam, Massachusetts; Angela Principato, South Lake High School, St. Clair Shores, Michigan; Robert Doucette (NCTM Executive Director).

  Miriam Leiva and Christian Hirsch, MET Lifetime Achievement Award Winners 

See photos and webcast from the 2014 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation.




 Camilla Cortney 


See photos from the Jazz Up! Celebration.


A special thank-you to our sponsor for making this exciting event possible:



Thank you for your contribution to support teachers, reach students, and build futures! Without contributions, we would not be able to award funds.  


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